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Annual Conference

September 9 - 10, 2019

It’s big, it’s different, and we have something of interest to you if you are a Texas Academic Library Administrator! In the last few years, TCAL has seen a decline in membership and participation and when we asked you why, you indicated that tight budgets made attending TCAL an issue if the programming and information were less than that of other conferences. We heard you and we have tried to address those concerns with some really relevant and timely programming as well as enhancing opportunities to hear from colleagues across the state.

This year’s conference is at the Lakeway Resort and Spa (located just 20 miles west of central Austin). Join us and help make TCAL the organization that Texas Academic library leaders turn to for support, understanding, ideas, and professional development.

Sponsorship Info

2019 Registration Rates Regular Rate
(Available until 9/7/2019)
Onsite Rate
2019/2020 TCAL Member (Must join/renew prior to registering for conference) $105 $125
Non-Member $200 $240
TCAL Registration Form

2019  Conference Schedule

Monday, September 9
Registration                                                   8:00am – 5 pm
TDL Board                                                     7:45 – 9am
Collaborative Negotiations                         8:30 – 10:30am
Medical/Special Libraries                          9 – 10am
System Directors                                          10:30am – 2pm
New Library Deans & Directors                1 – 2pm

General Session 1                                         2:15 – 3:30 pm

Library Know Thyself:  The Changing Nature of Assessment in Academic Libraries
Assessment and research are not new to libraries but what and why we assess are morphing to be more than meeting a compliance standard. We all have to assess how we are doing and be able to anticipate changes in how we operate and what we have to offer. Do you have a new position related to assessment? Are these kinds of responsibilities dispersed to several people? How aligned and involved is your library in assessment at the university level?

Kimberly Verdeman, User Experience, Texas Tech University Libraries; Lisa German, Dean of Libraries, University of Houston Libraries; Tricia Boucher, User Experience Librarian, Texas State University Libraries

TCAL Business Meeting                             4:15 – 5pm
Enlightening Talks                                      5 – 6:15pm
All-Conference Evening Reception          6:15 – 8:30pm

Tuesday, September 10
Continental Breakfast                                 8:00 – 8:45 am

General Session 2                                        9:00 – 10:15 am

Righting the Ship: Scholarly Communication at the Tipping Point
“Big Deals” have been a big deal for a while now and have been a topic of conversation and debate. Libraries are now finding themselves in a tide shift with groundbreaking cancellations gaining momentum and the conversation sparking renewed interest. Publishers who once seemed to hold the power are being forced to listen to libraries and consider business model changes. Join us at TCAL to hear from a panel of colleagues who are on the front line of this issue on why they think the tide is looking more positive for bringing “balance to the force”, hear strategies for negotiation, and participate in discussions about what this might imply for the future.

Ivy Anderson, Director of Collections, California Digital Library/USC; David Carlson, Dean of Libraries, Texas A&M College Station; Laurel Crawford, Head of Collection Development, University of North Texas

Feedback from the Field: Meet the SLIS Deans      10:15-11:00am
Division Meetings                                        11:15 am – Noon
All-Conference Closing Luncheon            Noon – 1 pm*
*Lunch is included for all attendees
Incoming TCAL Board Orientation         1:30 – 3:30pm

Hotel Room Reservations

TCAL attendees are being offered a special rate of $145 per night.  Space is limited and all reservations must be made prior to the cut-off date of August 9, 2019. Hotel reservations may be made online or via phone by calling Central Reservations at 844-822-2621 and reference “TCAL” or group code 1026V4.

UPDATE: There seems to be an ongoing issue with the Lakeway booking link that they are trying to resolve. In the meantime attendees can call Lakeway Resort & Spa directly to book a room at the group rate of $145. The Hotel booking person is Elina Pavlukhina. Her direct line is 512-261-7314.

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